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No criminal liability in officer involved shooting on East Washington

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MADISON (WKOW) --- The Dane County District Attorney says there is no potential criminal court liability for the Madison Police officers involved in the shooting of Londrell Johnson on May 2nd. The officers cleared are Sergeant David McClurg and Officer Carlin Becker.

"Responding to that threat with deadly force is permitted under the law," District Attorney Ismael Ozanne says.

On May 2nd, officers were called to an apartment in the 2600 block of East Washington Avenue for a man with multiple stab wounds who said his neighbor had kicked in the door and stabbed his family. The first officer on the scene helped the man with multiple stab wounds.

According to the report, the next two officers were informed that the suspect was inside the building and was attacking the injured man's family.  That's when they went into the back of the building. When the officers entered a common hallway they yelled out for Londrell Johnson who liked to be called "J", but there was no response.

The officers entered apartment #2 and found Johnson wielding a knife in the living room.  According to the report, the officers asked Johnson to drop the knife.  That is when he made a "grunt" noise and moved towards them with the knife in hand.  The first officer started to fire and when Johnson continued at them, the second fired as well.

Johnson was transported to the hospital, but later died from his injuries.

Two other women were found with multiple stab wounds in the apartment, but both died from their injuries.

A 4-year-old child was found unharmed in his bedroom.

The Madison Police Department is still working on its own internal investigation to determine if the two officers followed department procedures when responding to the call. Police say their report should come out sometime over the next few weeks. Police are waiting until that report is released to determine when the two officers should be allowed to return to their regular duties with the department.

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